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Full text of "The Courts Of Europe V-Ii"

COURTS   OF   PARIS,   NAPLES,    ETC.                   yi

July isL

The fermentation seems to be strangely in-
creased; and if it were not for Harry's being
here, I would return directly to England; but I
confess I am unwilling to leave him behind till I
know all is settled and quiet. Yet I am assured
there can be no danger for us, and that the un-
popularity of the Court will not affect private
individuals.

The death of the Dauphin prevented my seeing
the Queen again. It has been a bitter stroke for
her, though she must have expected it. She mourns
much and receives no one without absolute neces-
sity. I understand she considers Monsieur as a
great cause of the evils now occurring, as it was

he who proposed and   insisted upon the number

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of the Tiers  Etats'   representatives  being  double

that of the other orders, on the plea of its being
a larger body. He made a fine flummery speech
to the King about the justice of its being so.

Necker is very popular and makes up to the
Tiers Etats. Being a Calvinist he has a horror
of the French clergy and, being of low origin,
naturally dislikes the nobles.

The King went to another seance of the Etats
G6neraux, but was very ill-received, and Mirabeau